Tag Archives: Watershed stewardship

Inner & outer restoration

SONY DSCIt’s amazing every time we consider this simple assertion: invasive plants are considered a greater threat to our national parks than wildfires, overcrowding, pollution, vandalism, oil drilling, and off-road vehicles. Habitat restoration, thus, is an important part of the Great Turning to which we have all bent our efforts.

Join us at our seasonal service day at Green Gulch Zen Center in Marin County, where removing invasive plants is just one of the many activities that you can choose to care for mother Earth.  Audrey Fusco, assistant site manager, leads with grace and skill as we work side by side with members of her Watershed Stewardship team.

Pumpkin madonna12:00  Arrive at Visitors’ parking lot
12:10  Lunch in the dining room – organic, vegetarian, delicious
1:00  Orientation by the stop sign
1:15  Work in the fields
3:30  Tea & muffins
4:00  Green Sangha meeting (conversation, letter-writing, walk in the Garden)
5:00  Retire to Zendo
6:00  Homeward

Reservations for lunch required:  linda@greensangha.org or (510) 532-6574.  Contact us, too, if you can carpool!

Bring comfortable layers for changeable weather, sturdy shoes, a hat, and gloves if you have them.  Enjoy the simplicity of meditation, fresh air, and fellowship of the heart.

Come to Green Gulch Farm for Inner and Outer Restoration

Join us once a season at Green Gulch Farm near Muir Beach for an afternoon of Watershed Stewardship and Inner Refreshment.  After a delicious organic lunch, we gather for an overview and selectioni of jobs according to our heart’s desires.  Tasks can include:  removal of invasive weeds, trail improvement, planting of natives shrubs, wood gathering, and sheet mulching.  After a couple of hours’ work, we reconvene for tea and scrumptious muffins.

We then hold a short Green Sangha meeting, whose content varies according to the season and our collective inclination – from sharing news and plans, to a letter-writing action, to a walk down to the beach.

We end with deep silence, meditating with the larger community in the Zendo.  Bring comfortable layers for changeable weather, sturdy shoes, a hat, and gloves if you have them.

Fall-winter schedule
November 11, 2012; February 17, 2013 (Arbor Day)

12:15  Lunch in the dining room – organic, farm-grown, vegetarian
1:00  Orientation
3:30  Refreshments
4:00  Green Sangha meeting or walk in Garden
5:00  Meditation in Zendo
6:00  Homeward
Arbor Day schedule is slightly different; click here to view.

Reservations for lunch required. RSVP to info@greensangha.org or (510) 532-6574. We organize carpools from the East Bay and San Rafael.

Special Training Day in 2013.  Join the Teen Environmental Leadership Academy for farm work, lunch, and mindfulness instruction on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10 am to 2:30 pm (tent.)